Monday, December 31, 2007

White Orchid is Almost Complete

Working on the single crochet border and button band is taking some time since I chose to use such a tiny gauge. The end result is so worth it, but I swear I used twice as many stitches.

Now I have to find some pretty buttons.

There's one problem, though. I've gained more than 10 lbs since I began this project and I don't think it's going to fit. I have to lose some serious weight. Not just to fit my crochet (LOL) but for my health.

Most people wouldn't think I have much of an issue to look at me. Just a few pounds overweight, but medically I am OBESE! I'm wearing a size 12 right now (barely), but my body fat is much too high and it is affecting my blood pressure and cholesterol. My doctor called me last week at my job and told me no more red meat and no fried foods. I could do nothing but laugh. She thought she had upset me, but I had to confess to her that I was eating some fried okra as I was listening to her. LOL! That was definitely a sign. I didn't tell her I was eating fried okra and fried plantain.

Take care of yourselves, everybody. I'm definitely going to make an effort to do better.

Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Ugliest Logo

Sorry for such an ugly logo. I'll create a nicer one when (if) I get time.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

White Orchid

I am in the process of making "Orchid" by LilyGo. The top looked so cute and well-fitting on her so I had to make it. The instructions have been very clear and easy to follow. I'm about 3/4ths done. I'm on the bottom portion now. The thin yarn and small stitches make a beautiful garment, but this takes lots of stitches! Jeez.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

This is Crochet

Welcome to my blog. It's titled "This Is Crochet" because I've had people say "that isn't crochet" about some of my projects. I'm not saying that other people's work isn't also crochet or that mine is better. This is crochet, and that is crochet too. It's all crochet if it's done with a crochet hook.

So this is my crochet, and I hope you like it.

Later . . .